Archive for 5th Grade Field Day

Field Day Video

Good evening!

With it quickly becoming 5th GFD time, I want to share these video clips with everyone.  Given that some teachers may not have the DVD from several years ago, these video clips show events of the day just like those on the DVDs.

Due to privacy and student-image release policies, PLEASE do not share the password with your students.  I’ll be sharing the password only with elem. P.E. teachers so that they can use the footage during their class times.

Please let me know if you are unable to view the clips listed below.

(It’s best to use Google Chrome’s web browser to view me :-))

50 Meter Girls

50 Meter Boys

100 Meter Race

3 Legged Race

Shoe Kick

Shuttle Relay

800 Medley Relay

Lunch Time

Girls Tug of War

Boys Tug of War

Obstacle Course

400 Meter Relay

Reminders for the day







2016 5th Grade Field Day dates

5th grade field day rotation 2016



2015 5th Grade Field Day Info

5th GFD info & dates-schls 2015



5th GFD idea from Columbine Elem.

Good afternoon!

Congrats to all on another fantastic 5th Grade Field Day!

A great idea was suggested by a 5th grade teacher, Tanisha Lucero, @ Columbine.  She suggested buying some wrist bands from Amazon, Oriental Trading Company or wherever your secretary would purchase wrist bands for your school carnival, etc…  From there, you can have the kids mark their events on their individual bands and there would no longer be any need for sheets of paper!

Below is an image of what I’m referring to.

Screen Shot 2014-05-11 at 3.27.54 PM

Using tech to review 5th GFD items

Good evening!

Progressively working our way forward from having a seemingly paperless 5th GFD to viewing all entries and events on Google Drive, here’s an idea to ponder.

While in the past, some of us have announced or posted final heat sheets and other 5th GFD info in a large setting or in the 5th grader’s pod, how about using the school’s technology and our iPads to our advantage?

If the Google Drive app. is installed on your iPad or iPod (see previous blog post) and you have access to a projector, screen and a dongle (yes, its name is dongle and your media tech would know what it is if you explain your purpose), then you can project all of the consolidated, day specific, information to your students.  It could be an opportunity for them to not only see their name or team (w/o cramming around a table or two) but also hear their name, thus reducing the amount of questions you have to field once it’s all over.

Additionally, if you electronically enter in your students’ names into a spreadsheet or the like for your 5th grade teachers or to have a copy for yourself, you can open that document in Numbers or Google Drive and show that school specific list to your students as well.  Both apps are either free (Google Drive) or purchased for you (Numbers).

Lastly, if one of your 5th grade teachers has a smart phone or iPad that they can bring to LHS, you can easily share your info, via Google Drive, with your teachers up in the stands w/o them having to keep track of paper copies that you may have provided them.

Some things to consider….

If anyone else has a way that has really proven to be a successful way of final sharing and question answering, please post in the comment section 🙂

J. Goldsberry-Eagle Crest Elem.

*Bob Rue asked a question regarding the ability to “lock” in what we share with our 5th grade teachers so as not to have anyone accidentally edit our info… Here’s the response to his question…

“You should be able to edit it when sharing the document on Google Drive… your choices are… 1) Can edit 2) Can comment or 3) Can view (which this is the one you want…)  So, let’s say that on the day of 5th GFD for our schools, we (the P.E. staff can edit and update) but even though the teachers can just view… being that it’s on G. Drive, it’ll automatically update and they’ll view the latest and greatest w/o it being accidentally edited.”


Fear not… there’s something easier to carry!!

Good evening!

Recently, the idea of using our district iPads @ the upcoming 5th Grade Field Day was put out there and we received some great feedback!  One, in particular, was about the inconvenience of carting around an iPad.  That was a great point and while we don’t have the ability to get us all pockets in our clothing to carry the iPads, there is a way to condense the iPad idea into something MUCH more manageable.

Again, this is just a suggestion to see how it could work out in the future.

Since Google Drive (the location that all of our information is stored) is downloadable on both Apple products as well as Android products, as long as you have the Google Drive app., you’re just a few steps away from being connected and VERY mobile with your information!

The Google app. looks like this….   and it can easily be downloaded on the district iPod that we all got!  And guess what… we can fit that into our pockets…. most excellent!

Once you download the app., (from your App. Store or Marketplace) open it up and it will ask for you to log in.   Your login UN will be your last name_first name and your PW will be your SVVSD email PW.

After Google Drive recognizes your info, it’ll transfer you to log in to your email account through the district.  UN will be last name_first name ONLY (no and then your work email PW.

Once on, you’ll see My Drive but to the immediate left, you’ll see three lines… click on those three lines and you’ll see some options pop up.  Click on Shared with Me and you’ll see 5th Grade Entry Sheets.  Additionally, you’ll also see a document that reads 5th Field Day 3 Teacher Work Assignments that will list who is doing what on what event.

Finally, if you go to the lengths of providing your teachers copies of paperwork that helps keep things organized, you have the option of taking that and sharing it with them, through Google Drive, and they can access it through a smartphone in the same manner that you can access yours!

Food for thought!!


Sharing data between district iPods and iPads

Good afternoon!

At our last PLC Job-a-like meeting, I presented on how you could enter in data with your Numbers app. on your district iPad and have it transfer over to your district iPod for easier carrying, etc…  Well, I was incorrect on the ease of transferability and other details.

What Bob Rue and I discovered was that you can indeed download the Numbers app. to your iPod, but it’ll be older version of Numbers than your iPad runs if you have updated your operating system to iOS 7.  If you haven’t updated, then your two devices WILL work together back and forth.  If you have updated your iPad, then anything you have worked on with your updated iPad can’t be opened on your iPod because it’s running an older program and that iPod can’t be updated any further 🙁

If you design something or record something on the Numbers app. on your iPod and then open it on your iPad or make any changes to it, you can no longer open it on your iPod.

Bob is working with his secretary on creating a document that can be accessible on most phones and, best of all, be shared with other leaders within a group such as bike club, running club, etc…

This idea can also be tweaked in order to decrease our reliance on stacks of paper for 5th GFD and instead have the data be available via our iPods or iPads.  It’s forward thinking, but again, all in an effort to work smarter, not harder.


J. Goldsberry-Eagle Crest Elem.

Friendly 5th GFD staff shirt reminder…

Welcome back!

This is just a friendly reminder to district mail me your order form and money by this Friday, April 11th if you’re interested in purchasing some version of a staff shirt this year.  I’ll also be at our elem. P.E. Job-a-like on Wednesday, April 9th, and can take order forms and money then as well.

Any questions, please let me know!

J. Goldsberry-Eagle Crest Elem.

5th GFD order form from Skazma

Below is the order form that you can download, print and fill out for the 5th GFD shirt this year.  This year’s order, like all past orders, is voluntary and not required.

We’ve done our best to offer a selection of shirts in both men’s and women’s styles.  Have fun shopping and please contact me for any questions.  The deadline for this order is Friday, April 11th or earlier if you’d like.  Please see the attached SVVSD P.E. Staff order form regarding payment options.  After completing the form, please send your form and payment option to me, via district mail, @ Eagle Crest Elementary.  If you have any concerns or questions about sizing, you can swing by Skazma anytime to try on various sizes.

Address: 624 S Sunset St, Longmont, CO 80501
Phone:(720) 340-4326

Additionally, there is a flyer from Skazma offering a special discount for t-shirt orders for your students.

The plan is for Skazma to have our staff shirt order completed by April 28th and you can expect your shirt order to arrive at your school during the week of April 28th-May 2nd.

SVVSD P.E. Staff Apparel 2014

$5.00 T-Shirt Flyer 6.30.14 SVVSD

J. Goldsberry-Eagle Crest Elem.




2014 5th GFD dates and schools

Good evening!

Below is the most current 2014 5th GFD info that we have.  If anything changes, corrections will be made to the blog 🙂  If anyone sees anything that isn’t correct, please let me know!





Tuesday, May 6th       Schools:    Indian Peaks, Mountain View, Mead, Erie, 

       Frederick, Loma Linda, Burlington, Niwot,        

       Black Rock, Imagine  Charter,  Aspen      

       Ridge, APEX Home School


 Thursday, May 8th                    Schools:    Lyons, Prairie Ridge, Fall River,

       Columbine , Spangler, Eagle Crest,

       Twin Peaks,  Longmont Estates,

       Red Hawk , St Vrain Montessori


Friday,   May 9th               Schools:   Sanborn, Hygiene, Alpine, Rocky Mt.,  ,             

     Northridge, Legacy, Central, Flagstaff,      

     Carbon Valley Academy, Centennial,

     Blue Mtn,

 Rain dates May 14,15  & 16  

From C. Hoople (F. River Elem.)

Just wanted to confirm with everyone our due dates.  By April 25 all entries will be entered in our google document that I shared with all of you. On May 2 anyone that is responsible for organizing an event must have heat sheets completed.

Also for the 50, 100 and Tug of War events we decided that we do not need to have names of participants/captains. We will just need the total number of participants/teams for those respective events.

Therefore the only events that we will need the names of team captains are: Shuttle Relay, 800 medley relay and 400 meter relay.

On the shared google doc there is one page for all of the events that only require the number of participants/teams, (50, 100, 3 leg, shoe kick, tug of war and obstacle course). this page is not day specific. For the events that require a captains name for each team it is day specific.